UNB Reference Number: 7829
Authorized by: J. M. Anderson, President,
Effective Date: December 1, 1978
Revised: September 2001
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To outline standards for maintenance of exits.


All persons using facilities belonging to the University.


In order to allow egress from an area or building in case of fire or other emergency, it is important that all exits (including doors, stairways, and corridors) be maintained free of obstruction or hazard.


  • Placement of equipment in corridors is feasible only if:
    • corridor space is unusually ample.
    • no fire or accident hazard is created.
    • movement of people is not obstructed.
    • required exit width is not reduced.
  • Requests for utilization of corridor space must be approved by the Physical Plant Department; approval of such requests will depend upon compliance with applicable legislation.
  • Storage in any enclosed exit stairway is prohibited.
  • The movement of doors and access to doors that allow exit from any area shall not be obstructed.
  • The storage of bicycles in stairways or corridors of University buildings is prohibited by the National Fire Code and UNB Security Department policy.